Book Discussion on Andrew Carnegie

David Nasaw talked about his biography, Andrew Carnegie, published by Penguin Press. In his book Professor Nasaw, using new material,… read more

David Nasaw talked about his biography, Andrew Carnegie, published by Penguin Press. In his book Professor Nasaw, using new material, explained how Andrew Carnegie rose from poverty to become the richest person in the world using practices that are outlawed today. While he was relatively young and poor, Carnegie decided to give all his money away in his lifetime. Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation and former president of the New York Public Library, joined in the discussion and talked about the formation of the Carnegie Corporation. After their presentations, both gentlemen responded to audience members' questions.

This “LIVE from the NYPL” event, at the Celeste Bartos Forum of the New York Public Research Library of Humanities and Social Sciences, was co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center. close

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Book Discussion on Andrew Carnegie

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 26, 2006
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2010

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